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News of the Week


UFO lands in Congo, turns out to be an Internet provider balloon
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-congo-balloon/ufo-in-congo-jungle-turns-out-to-be-internet-balloon-idUSKBN25L2GU


Iran cuts water to Kurdish Iraq areas
http://www.basnews.com/en/babat/627754


Woman sues husband to stop his medically assisted death
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-medical-assistance-in-dying-supreme-court-injunction-1.5691456


Raging asshole puts metal shards in Babyfood for a blackmail scheme
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-53849726


Peace breaks out in Libya
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53863627

The UK is training the wrong militaries
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-military-training-china-afghanistan-israel-iraq-human-rights-abusers-list-a9690206.html?__twitter_impression=true


I hate this new editor

I can’t post anything like I could a few weeks ago, so I think this blog is dead. If the site goes back to a simple way to publish I might check back in. What the hell are BLOCKS!!!!???? It’s not a thing in writing.


All The Week’s News

Banana Slugs slime Alaska
http://www.thebristolbaytimes.com/article/2032banana_slugs_ooze_over_much_of_coastal_alaska


Now that’s a facemask
https://www.boredpanda.com/leather-facehugger-mask-alien/?media_id=leather-facehugger-mask-alien-1-5f29598ee04ab__700


London cops just smash the windows if people leave a dog in their cars
http://camdennewjournal.com/article/police-save-hot-dog


Armed robbery of lemon-aide stand in Peoria
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200810/peoria-lemonade-stand-robbery-teachable-moment-for-bad-and-also-for-good


Legal battle, Pear vs Apple
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53740820


Turkey’s economy crashes
https://www.arabnews.com/node/1718666/business-economy


Cardboard recycling theives making $Millions
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53724620

Solar Panels that produce 1/3rd more power
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/15/uk-firms-solar-power-breakthrough-could-make-worlds-most-efficient-panels-by-2021?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

The New Zeland Wizard has NOT retired
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/new-zealand-wizard-insists-reports-of-his-retirement-have-been-greatly-exaggerated-1.5685059


Canada wants US the border to stay closed
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53742684


The Weekend’s Music

Pipeline funk

Dirty Projectors

Jade Bird

The Cooties

Black Tones

Bastille

SebastiAn


City-scapes By Atelier Olschinsky

https://www.behance.net/gallery/101791645/ED-20-V?tracking_source=best_of_behance


New News

Detroit man takes bet to swim across 7 foot deep pond and drowns

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2020/08/01/father-drowns-van-buren-twp-pond-after-alleged-bet/5562466002/

UK man burns down flat trying to propose to girlfriend

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-53678828

Canada’s last ice shelf collapses

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-canada/canadas-last-fully-intact-arctic-ice-shelf-collapses-idUSKCN2523JH

Stranded Japanese ship near South Africa starts leaking oil

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53702877


Illustrations By Kathe Butcher

Lyrical Illustrations by Käthe Butcher Explore Femininity, Emotion, and Human Intimacy


Bit Of News

Senate de-funds Stars and Stipes news
https://www.stripes.com/senate-passes-defense-bill-without-funding-for-stars-and-stripes-1.638750

Texas implements Death Panels because COVID-19 is out of control

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/coronavirus/article244443257.html

Russia sent mercenaries to Belarus to destabilize the country before elections

https://news.yahoo.com/belarus-detains-russia-wagner-mercenaries-ahead-tense-vote-172837583.html

Canada’s new Arctic war ship enters service (America has NONE)

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-canadian-navy-enters-new-era-by-welcoming-long-awaited-arctic-warship/

Michigan parents allow kids to access their gun, 4yo shoots sister

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2020/08/02/redford-parents-charged-nonfatal-shooting-5-year-old-daughter/5566797002/


The Week’s News

Rodents and Cockroaches moving into the Inland Empire, California

Rodents, roaches, no hot water: Restaurant closures in the Inland Empire, July 10-16

Disneyland’s 1955 Opening Day disaster

https://www.sfgate.com/sf-culture/article/Black-Sunday-Remembering-Disneyland-s-15410291.php#photo-8302441

Jordan finally taxing the rich, and they don’t like it

https://www.occrp.org/en/37-ccblog/ccblog/12775-cash-strapped-jordan-targets-premium-tax-evaders

25 Million Iranians have COVID-19
https://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2020/Jul-18/509150-rouhani-25m-iranians-infected-with-covid-19.ashx

China Flooding


http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-07/18/c_139222757.htm

Detroit man violates probation, turns himself in and brings doughnuts

Metro Detroit Man Who Taunted Police On Facebook Turns Self In, Brings Donuts

Distant solar system photographed for the first time

https://www.livescience.com/multiplanet-system-sun-like-star-first-photo.html


Comet NEOWISE

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200722.html


Digital Art By The Flood

https://www.behance.net/gallery/99864017/The-flood-Digital-paintings?tracking_source=best_of_behance


Frank Bohbot’s Photos Of France

https://www.behance.net/gallery/100753633/Les-Couleurs-de-Son-Enfance?tracking_source=best_of_behance


Nako River Wetland Park China (Photos)


http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-07/18/c_139222778_4.htm


The Week’s News

Oregon man steals a car and crashes onto a woman, also in a stolen car.

https://nypost.com/2020/07/08/oregon-man-driving-stolen-car-crashes-into-woman-driving-another-stolen-car/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&__twitter_impression=true

First Trans SI Swimsuit model

https://www.vogue.com/article/valentina-sampaio-becomes-sports-illustrated-first-trans-model?utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social&mbid=social_twitter&utm_source=twitter&utm_brand=vogue

Chinese bus driver crashes bus into reservoir after government demolishes his house

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3092867/fatal-china-bus-crash-deliberate-act-revenge-driver-police-say

UK will dismantle 5G infrastructure. It will cost $2 billion.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53403793

Cairo pipeline catches fire

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/374480/Egypt/Politics-/Oil-pipeline-catches-fire-near-CairoIsmailiya-high.aspx

Go-Pro for insects

GoPro for Beetles: Robotic Camera Backpack Developed for Insects and Tiny Robots


Orb Installation In Taiwan Forest

Airy, Wooden Orb Inlaid with LED Lights Radiates Throughout a Dim Forest in Taiwan


Chicago Photos And A Mural In France

Photos From Around Chicago, for Charity

Eighty-Four Photographers Band Together to Raise Money for Greater Chicago Food Depository

Present Mural By Leon Keer

A 3D Mural by Artist Leon Keer Wraps a French Housing Complex Like a Gift


Tuesday News

Alaska man steals firetruck and drives it to a Bar

http://www.thebristolbaytimes.com/article/2027fisherman_steals_king_salmon_fire_truck

China forcing sterilization and birth contol on Uighurs

https://apnews.com/269b3de1af34e17c1941a514f78d764c?utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

Yeay! Black Plague (don’t eat Rodents!!)

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/02/mongolia-quarantines-russian-border-region-over-bubonic-plague-suspicion-a70756

Drunk teen runs car into Pub hours before it was set to repoen

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-kent-53290575

Brain-Eating Amoebas found at Florida Beaches

https://www.thedailybeast.com/deadly-brain-eating-amoeba-confirmed-in-florida?via=twitter_page


Maggie Chiang Illustrations

https://www.behance.net/gallery/99724615/Wistful-Dreams-Porcelain-Memories-Giant-Robot?tracking_source=best_of_behance


Fashion by Nguyễn Hưng

https://www.behance.net/gallery/99861853/CULTURE-ELECTRIC?tracking_source=best_of_behance


News Of The Week

Drunk Chesterfield VA man rides Lawn Mower into Grocery Store

https://wjla.com/news/local/dui-lawnmower-grocerystore-chesterfield

Iraq is getting tired of Irans’ militias

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/372990/World/Region/Iraqi-forces-raid-Iranbacked-militia-base-in-Baghd.aspx

Sink hole reveals a large cave in South Dakota

https://www.boredpanda.com/sinkhole-south-dakota-black-hawk-old-gypsum-mine/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic

Boston analyzes wastewater to catch CORONA-Virus surge

Wastewater lab signs on to analyze Massachusetts sewage for coronavirus surge

The Finland PM did not bash Trump, though I wish she had

https://www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/news-in-brief/17808-finnish-embassy-in-the-us-rebukes-viral-claims-that-pm-sanna-marin-insulted-trump.html


Water Dance By Marta Syrko

https://www.behance.net/gallery/99382187/underwater-dance?tracking_source=best_of_behance


Water Lily Harvest in Vietnam

Vivid Photographs by Trung Huy Pham Capture Annual Water Lily Harvest in Vietnam


US Vs UK Refugee Chess Challenge

https://mailchi.mp/5469e1064e06/watch-battle-of-the-prodigies-tomorrow


More News

Fargo man dies in Grain Bin when Canola smothers him. Loals can-ola guess why he was in there

https://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Sheriff-Man-in-his-50s-dies–571290701.html

New York Metro using UV light to disinfect trains

https://www.cnet.com/health/new-york-mta-is-battling-covid-19-with-uv-lights-and-infrared-sensors/

Ethiopia will fill their Dam without a deal with Egypt

AP Interview: Ethiopia to fill disputed dam, deal or no deal

International Drug-Ring run out of Federal prison in Michigan

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/06/22/feds-upper-peninsula-raid-linked-international-prison-drug-ring/3205623001/